Coborn’s topic at Jamestown RotaryJosh Vraa, manager of Coborn’s in Jamestown, was the guest speaker at the Jamestown Rotary Club weekly meeting. He was introduced by Rotary member Rick Pfeiffer.
Josh Vraa, manager of Coborn’s in Jamestown, was the guest speaker at the Jamestown Rotary Club weekly meeting. He was introduced by Rotary member Rick Pfeiffer.
Vraa discussed the history of Coborn’s. There are 30 Coborn’s stores that employ 8,000 people. The first store opened in 1921 in Sauk Rapids, Minn. The Jamestown store employs 86 people of which 19 are full time. They hope to open five more stores in North Dakota by 2015.
Vraa has worked for Coborn’s for nine years. Some of the Coborn’s stores are triple the size of the Jamestown store. Coborn’s does do catering although it does not have a catering department like bigger stores. Some of its special products include the deli, which has salads and buns. The foundation of the company is providing customer service.
Quincy Backen presided over the meeting. “Happy Dollars” were collected by Sergeant of Arms Nick Schmidt. The invocation was given by Darell Losing and Marv Tokach led the singing. Jason Bitz gave a two-minute talk. District Gov. Don Cavalier sent a thank-you note to Rotary for the “great job” that the club does for the community. Gail Martin reminded club members to sell tickets for the rose sale. The Mill Hill cleanup sheet was also discussed.
This week, Rueben Liechty will give the invocation and songs will be directed by Katie Andersen. Sergeant of arms is Harvey Huber. Duane Dunn is in charge of the program.